WATCH: Saturday’s 25th annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice goes virtual
SAN ANTONIO – The 25th anniversary of the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice honoring the legacy of the iconic labor organizer has gone virtual this year. Martinez said he was able to do it thanks to David Chavez, who has no relation to Cesar Chavez. He said David Chavez has worked with the Cesar Chavez family and the United Farmworkers that the labor leader co-founded. Among his company’s most recent high profile projects was President Joe Biden’s Latino virtual inaugural event. Chavez said taking a live event into a virtual sphere is a challenge.
Cesar Chavez, in a way, is looking over President Joe Biden’s shoulder
Longtime political analyst Henry Flores said he thought the bust behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office appeared familiar. Flores said the bust of Cesar Chavez was among President Joe Biden’s cherished family photos as he signed more than a dozen executive orders on Thursday. Flores said he asked himself what kind of message was the newly-inaugurated President trying to send. We welcome you in.”Biden has made Latino issues a top priority to start off his new administration, Flores said. If not, Flores said Republicans could pay a price for not supporting Biden’s Latino agenda.
Fewer grads to get scholarships, laptops from foundation honoring Cesar Chavez due to COVID-19 fundraising slowdown
SAN ANTONIO Fewer high school graduates will receive scholarships or laptops from the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation due to the COVID-19 pandemic hampering fundraising efforts, according to Ernest Martinez, organization chairman. Ernest Martinez is the son of the late Jaime Martinez, who created the foundation to honor Chavez, the labor organizer who was his mentor. Until the pandemic hit, the foundation was on track to see a record turnout for the annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice through San Antonio's West Side. Ernest Martinez said the organization was on pace to raise $35,000 to reward deserving high school graduates. Among the recipients is Marisol Cortez, a 2020 Burbank High School graduate who chose Bates College to fulfill a purpose to give back.